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Must be a scam, everyone knows that Ebola only got as a far as Hankelow
It had to happen - scammers are now using the Ebola outbreak to dupe victims. More detail at http://www.hoax-slayer.com/beware-ebola-scams.shtml.
In summary "Victims may be asked to submit their credit card details on bogus websites or via forms contained in email attachments. Scammers are also peddling all manner of useless remedies that they claim can help people prevent getting Ebola and create immunity. Some even claim to have products that will cure the virus.
Criminals are also using the Ebola crisis as a means of tricking people into installing malware. They may send out phoney emails claiming that people can read important news updates about the outbreak by clicking a link or opening an attached file"
All the usual cautions apply
We have had a hawker call today claiming to be an ex prisoner trying to sell goods, what he would not say. When asked to produce some identity he produced a hawkers identity but there was no photo in the space provided. While happy to help any ex- prisoner he did appear to be bona fide and we refused to purchase, he then treated to a stream of profanities. So beware.
A quick update.......we are still looking for a permanent site to fly from, so if there are any land owners who would be prepared to rent us a piece of land to fly from then please contact us on 07768578018 or email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org
The club and the land owner would be fully insured via the British Model Flying Association, and if the noise generated from the aircraft is an issue, would could make the club all electric model's only, which are very very quite.
There is a lot of interest so far.
As the nights are drawing in, work is getting going again at putting up more of the History Society's stored material. Do have a look at the latest items and see if you know any names or spot the changes to the Bridge Inn. Also try out the various ways of searching, there are over 1,200 items up so far and many more to come.
I have grave concerns about Audlem taking on the car park, playing fields, children's play area etc. we already have probably the highest parish precept in Cheshire and any acquisition will only add to costs. It is far better to spread the cost over the whole of Cheshire East rather than on a small area such as Audlem. At the very least before the Parish Council makes any decisions there should be a village wide referendum with all of us learning of the significant extra costs before any decision is made.
It is obvious why Cheshire East wants to transfer ownership and maintenance to Audlem...it will save them money...but at our expense.
Gents, did you manage to find a site and also create a club? (I have just seen the thread on the web site and am interested in joining). I appreciate you've probably had your meeting a while back.
Editor's comment: A further appeal for a site was made on AudlemOnline this week.
Am I right in believing that the improvements to the Tennis Courts were paid for with Lottery money and would there be a similar source for whatever needed to be spent on the Car Park and Playing Field?
There was also a social cost to the Tennis Courts privatization. Previously they were a public amenity, now anyone who wants to use them has to join or at least go through the Club. Should one imagine the "football" field going the same way, being handed over to the Football Club?
Editor's comment: The tennis courts were renovated before the Lottery existed. It was local fund raising, grants and loans from the Lawn Tennis Association and the Sports Council and others that paid for the refurbishment. Annual subs were kept very low to make tennis affordable but before the tennis club was formed nobody played because of the appalling state of the courts when they were 'public'.
As a trader in Audlem, I would be very happy if parking on Audlem car park remained free of any compulsory charge. Never under estimate the draw of "free parking" these days to shoppers and café/pub goers ! However, as a user of the car park, I would not be against a voluntary annual donation to its upkeep...much like we give voluntary contributions to ADAS for the up keep of the flower beds etc. I would leave it up to individuals to decide, based on expected/ perceived use & ability to pay. Perhaps major contributors could even be issued with their own special 'tax' disc indicating they are a supporter of the voluntary scheme ?
The post about the repeat of Jeremy Nicholls' talk on the Audlem Railways is good news for those who missed it first time round. Several Audlem people have given talks in Nantwich, which originated with the Audlem History Society, Dinah Andrew gave 3 consecutive talks on the career of Lord Combermere in the Museum, George Hardy repeated his Job Wellings story for the Cheshire Family History Society and Celia and Maureen have been asked to repeat their WW1 talk-date to be announced. Not forgetting Roger Wickson of course but he does not specialise in local topics!
Knom d'Plume - The idea is to have the details hidden behind the folded disc as you will note if you take the trouble to look at the link. In the event of an accident for example, the emergency services will have access to the information. No different to them searching through your wallet / handbag but just a bit quicker which may even save someone's life. My wife has an uncommon blood group and I think it's a brilliant idea.
Well I sincerely hope no-one puts my personal details on public display like that. Maybe identity theft hasn't yet reached Malvern.
A brilliant idea from Malvern police. Make an emergency contact and medical information disc. Template is available at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9JN5JWjWFLRdUpSOWFfMXpQV0U/edit?pli=1
I wish I had thought of that!
I am pretty disgusted to see that someone has been using mill lane as a dumping area. This is enjoyed by many as a beautiful walk, and is home to squirrels and the common buzzard and all other types of nature. Hope whos done it is reading this and feels pretty ashamed about it! Disgusting!
I hope that if the blocked walk involved paths in Audlem parish then something will be done. We used to have volunteer footpath wardens but that scheme seems to have been abandoned.
Meet on Audlem car park - The Short-ARS October walk starting in Norton in Hales which involves some (quiet) road walking before taking to fields in a loop north west towards Ridgwardine. The route then turns southwest before looping eastwards towards Betton. A short stretch of road leads to a field path towards Oakley Hall and Park back along a 'green lane' back to Norton in Hales.
The walk is a 2 booter at 5.5 miles long and should take around 2.5 hours to complete. Meet in Audlem car park at 9.30am.
Public Hall - The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014 American comedy-drama film starring Helen Mirren. It tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants; one operated by a recently-relocated Indian family and the other managed by a Michelin-starred French chef (Mirren). The film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
Tickets (£5) from Williams' newsagents and also available on the door.
Lord Combermere - A small informal group of carers and ex carers meet to share advice and experiences. We can put you in touch with helpful organisations. We meet at 10.00 am every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the Lord Combermere.